Friday, October 2, 2015

Today, People Are Celebrating The Gulfstream II's 49th Birthday. One More Till The Big "5-0."

Our staff has spent so much time working on these beauties, that we can attest to their grace and ruggedness.

Carry on, G-II.

Shot location: ONT

Thursday, October 1, 2015

If This Weren't So Ironic, It Would Be Funny. While Motorists Routinely Run Red Lights, Planes Making Emergency Landings Obey The Law.

On the evening of 09-23-2015, Piper PA-28-140, N43241, with student pilot and instructor aboard, made an emergency landing on Red Hill Avenue in Irvine, California.  The landing was successful, and no one was hurt in the incident.

While the cause of the impromptu arrival was not reported, the "light" hearted part of the video is that the Piper did not run the red signal (note the green light in the video), as many drivers, unfortunately, do.

Thanks to Commander John Flores (Retired) for the heads-up on this story.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Twofer Tuesday: The Mystery Of The An-124's Sitting At Ontario International Airport.

As of today, 09-29-2015, there are two An-124's currently sitting at the old UPS ramp at Ontario International Airport (ONT).  One thing is known for sure; Having two of these birds on the ground for this long is costing someone a lot of money.  The real mystery is why they are at ONT, why they are still there, and the very strange routing they had up to this point.

On 09-24-2015, the first An-124 arrived from El Centro (NJK).  On 09-25-2015, a second An-124 arrived.  Our roving reporter on the ground was only able to nab one registration, UR-82027, which arrived at ONT also via the aforementioned NJK.  However, here is where it really gets interesting.  Before arriving at NJK, the bird flew from Kiev (KBP) via Reykjavik (RKV).

The current story of these two wayward giants is interesting to say the least.  

Shot location: ONT (Photos courtesy of Roving Field Reporter, H.B.)